Dan DiFrancesco

Dan DiFrancesco

Dan DiFrancesco

Keynote title: Technical Innovations in Geophysical Sensors and Platforms

Business Development Manager

Lockheed Martin – Gravity Systems  (Niagara Falls, NY)

In his 30 years with Lockheed Martin, Dan has been responsible for the design, integration and testing of complex gravity gradiometer instruments and systems for submarine navigation, arms control treaty verification, and commercial mineral and hydrocarbon exploration.  These roles have included serving as Chief Mechanical Engineer with responsibility for mechanical design elements, environmental analysis, system integration, field testing of systems, and customer support.  Dan holds four US patents for Gravity Gradiometer System design and applications; has authored over 30 technical, peer-reviewed articles on geophysical technology; and is a member of the ASEG, EAGE, PDAC and SEG. He has also served as the Program Manager and Technical Director for numerous government and commercial programs and is presently the Business Development Manager for the Lockheed Martin Gravity Business unit located in Niagara Falls, NY.  Dan also has overall responsibility for Business Development for Lockheed Martin’s corporate interests in the broader oil and gas and mining sectors.  Dan received a BS-Mechanical Engineering from LeTourneau University in 1982.